Felissa Rose came to fame in the cult classic, Sleepaway Camp and in some horror genre circles is considered an icon, which she humbly shakes off this term of endearment, but is quick to recognise how much the 80s slasher has impacted her life.
Now fans of Rose will be pleased to know that she is to star in a new feature film, Camp Twilight streaming on digital platforms from November.
Much like the film that propelled her into the limelight, this latest feature sees a group of teenagers sent to a summer camp where someone lurks in wait to kill them one by one.
Said teenagers are a sextet of delinquents that are told by their teacher and principal that they must attend or fear failing school, little knowing that a greater fear awaits them.
While Camp Twilight is low budget, (this is both its challenge and its charm) its flaws slowly ebb away and allow its personality to shine through.
This is enhanced by some of the recognisable genre actors that support the key players along the way, from Dave Sheridan (Scary Movie) as one of the bumbling rangers, to Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead), Vernon Wells (Commando) and Camille Keaton (I Spit on Your Grave).
Let’s not forget Rose, who steals the show as the slightly eccentric school teacher, Jessica Bloom, who at times feels like Rose is channeling Aunt Martha from Sleepaway Camp, her character’s name supposedly a nod to Joe Bob Briggs.
This is not to say that the teens in question don’t hold their own on screen when it matters, but let’s face it.
We’re just keen to see them meet their comeuppance, which plays out as a whodunnit, genuinely keeping the audience guessing as to who is behind the murders at the park with a notorious history.
Camp Twilight doesn’t shy away from its flaws but embraces them and in doing so let’s the audience enjoy the ride.
One that is clearly being carried out by its cast members and takes you on a fun journey to a slightly convoluted conclusion.
- Saul Muerte